I am reminded of a famous passage of scripture from the book of Job 13:15 that says, Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him: The calamity that our dear brother Job was facing was oppressive and unending. Yet, we see Job face his critics and ultimately, face the man in the mirror himself. We see in the end God’s unwavering love for Job. That even in his trials God never left Job and ultimately, He blessed him with more than what He lost.
I did not want to get into any heavy Theology concerning our brother Job. However, I wanted to first, encourage you in the Lord, secondly, to provoke you to read Job’s story and lastly, to get you to focus on God while your dealing with your own challenges.
Even though, our worlds have been turned upside down as a result of the pandemic. As, many of us have lost friends, love ones and some families are experiencing job loss, divorce and mental health challenges. But as God restored brother Job He can restore you! So, let me encourage you to get your focus back and stick with God! There is no time for quitting we must keep our focus on God. Make sure too ask for help when you need it and continue to believe in the promises of God for your life. Deliverance will come to the righteous those who are upright in heart! You continue to let your light shine and expect God to bless in the midst of your crisis!
Remember diamonds are created under pressure so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon.― Sope Agbelusi
Grace And Peace,
P.S. Check out our Daily Devotion for more encouraging words and scripture
Job 29 And Job again took up his discourse, and said:
2 “Oh, that I were as in the months of old,
as in the days when God watched over me,
3 when his lamp shone upon my head,
and by his light I walked through darkness,
4 as I was in my prime,[a]
when the friendship of God was upon my tent,
5 when the Almighty was yet with me,
when my children were all around me,
6 when my steps were washed with butter,
and the rock poured out for me streams of oil!
7 When I went out to the gate of the city,
when I prepared my seat in the square,
8 the young men saw me and withdrew,
and the aged rose and stood;
9 the princes refrained from talking
and laid their hand on their mouth;
10 the voice of the nobles was hushed,
and their tongue stuck to the roof of their mouth.
11 When the ear heard, it called me blessed,
and when the eye saw, it approved,
12 because I delivered the poor who cried for help,
and the fatherless who had none to help him.
13 The blessing of him who was about to perish came upon me,
and I caused the widow’s heart to sing for joy.
14 I put on righteousness, and it clothed me;
my justice was like a robe and a turban.
15 I was eyes to the blind
and feet to the lame.
16 I was a father to the needy,
and I searched out the cause of him whom I did not know.
17 I broke the fangs of the unrighteous
and made him drop his prey from his teeth.
18 Then I thought, ‘I shall die in my nest,
and I shall multiply my days as the sand,
19 my roots spread out to the waters,
with the dew all night on my branches,
20 my glory fresh with me,
and my bow ever new in my hand.’
21 “Men listened to me and waited
and kept silence for my counsel.
22 After I spoke they did not speak again,
and my word dropped upon them.
23 They waited for me as for the rain,
and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.
24 I smiled on them when they had no confidence,
and the light of my face they did not cast down.
25 I chose their way and sat as chief,
and I lived like a king among his troops,
like one who comforts mourners.